Savannah Behrmann, USA TODAY Published 9: 51 PM ET Nov. 11, 2019Updated 10: 29 am ET Nov. 12, 2019
Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital and is recovering after undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. USA TODAY
WASHINGTON – Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering at a Georgia hospital after undergoing surgery Tuesday morning to relieve pressure on his brain.
The Carter Center said there are “no complications” from the surgery and that Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital.
“President Carter will remain in the hospital as long as advisable for observation,” the organization saidin a tweet. “We do not anticipate any further statements until he is released from the hospital. President and Mrs. Carter thank everyone for the many well-wishes they have received.”
The Carter Center, ina Monday statement, said the pressure on his brain was caused by bleeding from some recent falls.
Carter , the oldest living former president,suffered a minor pelvic fracture earlierafter a fall at his home in Plains, Georgia in late October.
On Oct. 6,he fell and hit his foreheadon a sharp edge at his home. The injury required 14 stitches and left him with a bruised left eye.
“President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him,” the statement concludes.
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